The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 685 706 689
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 208 202 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 175 157 156
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £40,000 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 204 £50,000 -0.99% 17
London +1 86 £54,000 +1.40% 13
South East +24 52 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Yorkshire +23 25 £37,500 -14.28%
North West +21 21 £50,000 -9.50% 1
Surrey +12 19 £50,000 +11.11%
Cheshire +21 18 £65,000 +23.80%
North Yorkshire - 17 £37,500 -
Northwich - 16 £80,000 -
Hampshire +14 12 £45,000 -10.89% 1
Berkshire +6 11 £38,750 -26.19% 1
City of London -2 11 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Portsmouth - 10 £45,000 -
East of England -13 9 £48,000 +6.66%
South West -18 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Leeds +9 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Wiltshire +2 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Reading -1 6 £38,750 -24.39%
West Yorkshire -3 6 £42,500 -2.85%
Kent +1 5 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Guildford - 5 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire +9 4 £52,500 +22.80%
Bedford 0 4 £52,500 +12.90%
Croydon - 4 £52,500 - 1
Salisbury - 4 £45,000 -
Reigate +19 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Staines -17 3 £46,000 +2.22%
Gatwick - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £37,000 - 1

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 399 (91.72%) Network Security
2 348 (80.00%) Firewall
3 332 (76.32%) Cisco
4 258 (59.31%) Cisco Certification
5 216 (49.66%) CheckPoint
6 168 (38.62%) Cisco ASA
7 162 (37.24%) CCNP
8 143 (32.87%) LAN
9 138 (31.72%) WAN
10 134 (30.80%) CCNA
11 126 (28.97%) TCP/IP
12 115 (26.44%) F5
13 112 (25.75%) Juniper
14 108 (24.83%) VPN
15 85 (19.54%) CISSP
16 83 (19.08%) CCSA
17 80 (18.39%) DNS
18 79 (18.16%) Linux
19 73 (16.78%) Fortinet
20 72 (16.55%) Wireless
21 68 (15.63%) Windows
21 68 (15.63%) Degree
22 66 (15.17%) BGP
23 65 (14.94%) Citrix
24 63 (14.48%) SSL
24 63 (14.48%) Cisco Nexus
25 61 (14.02%) CCIE
25 61 (14.02%) OSPF
26 60 (13.79%) Data Centre
27 59 (13.56%) Finance

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
Applications
1 37 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 399 (91.72%) Network Security
2 348 (80.00%) Firewall
3 168 (38.62%) Cisco ASA
4 143 (32.87%) LAN
5 138 (31.72%) WAN
6 126 (28.97%) TCP/IP
7 108 (24.83%) VPN
8 80 (18.39%) DNS
9 72 (16.55%) Wireless
10 66 (15.17%) BGP
11 63 (14.48%) SSL
11 63 (14.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 61 (14.02%) OSPF
13 59 (13.56%) DHCP
14 57 (13.10%) HTTP
15 48 (11.03%) MPLS
16 37 (8.51%) VLAN
17 35 (8.05%) SMTP
18 32 (7.36%) DMZ
19 31 (7.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (6.21%) Metasploit
General
1 59 (13.56%) Finance
2 41 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.52%) Law
4 14 (3.22%) Banking
5 8 (1.84%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.92%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.83%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.92%) Middleware
3 3 (0.69%) JSP
4 1 (0.23%) Web Services
4 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 29 (6.67%) CESG
5 27 (6.21%) Hedge funds
6 17 (3.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.99%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.38%) SecurID
10 5 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.92%) CMDB
12 3 (0.69%) RMADS
13 2 (0.46%) Derivative
13 2 (0.46%) PKI
13 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
14 1 (0.23%) Clustering
14 1 (0.23%) BBC
14 1 (0.23%) Cryptography
14 1 (0.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 79 (18.16%) Linux
2 68 (15.63%) Windows
3 13 (2.99%) UNIX
4 2 (0.46%) Solaris
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (12.87%) ITIL
2 53 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (11.95%) Load Balancing
4 44 (10.11%) Information Security
5 31 (7.13%) SIEM
6 25 (5.75%) Risk Management
7 23 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (4.60%) Ethical Hacking
8 20 (4.60%) Network Design
9 19 (4.37%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.37%) Change Management
10 17 (3.91%) E-Commerce
10 17 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (3.91%) Security Hardening
11 15 (3.45%) Cyber Security
12 14 (3.22%) Change Control
12 14 (3.22%) Security Architecture
12 14 (3.22%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (2.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.95%) Perl
2 33 (7.59%) Python
3 32 (7.36%) SQL
4 25 (5.75%) PowerShell
4 25 (5.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 258 (59.31%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (37.24%) CCNP
3 134 (30.80%) CCNA
4 85 (19.54%) CISSP
5 83 (19.08%) CCSA
6 68 (15.63%) Degree
7 61 (14.02%) CCIE
8 51 (11.72%) CCSE
9 45 (10.34%) Security Cleared
10 28 (6.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (3.68%) SC Cleared
12 13 (2.99%) CCDP
13 8 (1.84%) CEH
14 7 (1.61%) CISM
15 6 (1.38%) A+ Certification
16 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.15%) CCSP
16 5 (1.15%) JNCIE
17 4 (0.92%) JNCIA
17 4 (0.92%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.76%) SLA
3 8 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.92%) COBIT
5 3 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (6.90%) vSphere
2 14 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.76%) ProxySG
4 4 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 48 (11.03%) FortiGate
2 25 (5.75%) Nessus
3 12 (2.76%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (1.84%) MOM
5 6 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.69%) Nagios
7 3 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.46%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.46%) Nmap
9 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 332 (76.32%) Cisco
2 216 (49.66%) CheckPoint
3 115 (26.44%) F5
4 112 (25.75%) Juniper
5 73 (16.78%) Fortinet
6 65 (14.94%) Citrix
7 55 (12.64%) Microsoft
8 54 (12.41%) HP
9 49 (11.26%) Blue Coat
10 30 (6.90%) McAfee
11 17 (3.91%) Brocade
11 17 (3.91%) SolarWinds
11 17 (3.91%) Aruba
12 16 (3.68%) Riverbed
13 13 (2.99%) ProCurve
14 12 (2.76%) Barracuda Networks
14 12 (2.76%) Mitel
15 11 (2.53%) VMware
16 9 (2.07%) SonicWALL
17 8 (1.84%) Meraki
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